FAQ: Transferring video files using @FoldrHQ

Welcome to our second post in our FAQ Series: this is where we will be addressing requests made by staff, students or parents to aid the rollout of mobile technology at St. Joseph’s RC High School. This post is dedicated to explaining how you can transfer video files from your device using Foldr.

Devices are being used more in lessons and one of the ways learners are producing their own content is through the medium of videos. One of our core apps, Showbie, allows users to submit video files to their teacher, however the maximum length they can be is 1 minute. Fortunately, there is a way to store your precious video files by using Foldr and the school network!

The use of devices means that learners can now make amazing, high quality videos using apps like iMovie with great ease. However these files can be very large and can take up valuable storage very quickly if they are being created regularly. By uploading these files to the school network, it means users do not have to delete and subsequently lose any of the amazing things produced!

We have produced an eBook which explains how to upload video files from your digital device to the school network, which can be downloaded below. It is recommended that both staff and students download this guide to their device and store it as a point of reference.

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Download our eBook – FAQ: Transferring video files using Foldr – here:

ePub – can be opened by iBooks and may contain multimedia and interactive sections.

PDF – can be opened by any PDF reader. Ideal if you wish to to print content, however multimedia and interactive content will not function.

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Our uploads are hosted by Dropbox: an online cloud-based storage service. If you do not already have a Dropbox account, you can set one up for free with 2gb of the cloud storage here. By following the link to set up your account you will also be supporting us as we will earn an extra 500mb of free storage for every referral, meaning we can host more content for longer! You’ll also get an additional 500mb of storage once you install the Dropbox app.

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NB: if you see a “No Preview Available” message like the one above when downloading the file in ePub format, there is nothing to worry about. The reason Dropbox gives this message is because it cannot display an ePub file within the app (unlike PDFs or images, for example, which will be previewed in-app). Simply tap the export icon and open in iBooks.

Our aim is to regularly review this guide to ensure it is up to date, as well as produce other guides like this based on questions received by staff, students and parents. If you have discovered anything which is not mentioned, you have any feedback or you have a request for something you would like us to address in the future, you can do so by leaving a comment below, by Tweeting us: @iSJHS or by completing the form on our contact page.

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